Definitions for cleverˈklɛv ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

clev•erˈklɛv ər(adj.)-er•er, -er•est.

  1. mentally bright; having sharp or quick intelligence; able.

  2. superficially skillful or witty; facile:

    a clever remark.

  3. showing inventiveness or originality; ingenious:

    a clever idea.

  4. dexterous or nimble.

  5. Dial. suitable; satisfactory. good-natured. handsome.

Origin of clever:

1250–1300; ME cliver, akin to OE clifer claw, clife burdock. See cleavers

clev′er•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cagey, cagy, canny, clever(adj)

    showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others

    "a cagey lawyer"; "too clever to be sound"

  2. apt, clever(adj)

    mentally quick and resourceful

    "an apt pupil"; "you are a clever man...you reason well and your wit is bold"-Bram Stoker

  3. clever, cunning, ingenious(adj)

    showing inventiveness and skill

    "a clever gadget"; "the cunning maneuvers leading to his success"; "an ingenious solution to the problem"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. clever(adjective)ˈklɛv ər

    skillful and sometimes devious at achieving aims; = shrewd

    a clever plan

  2. cleverˈklɛv ər

    useful; = ingenious

    a clever invention

  3. cleverˈklɛv ər

    intelligent

    a very clever girl

Wiktionary

  1. clever(Adjective)

    Nimble with hands or body; skillful; adept.

  2. clever(Adjective)

    Resourceful, sometimes to the point of cunning.

    clever like a fox

  3. clever(Adjective)

    Smart, intelligent or witty; mentally quick or sharp.

  4. clever(Adjective)

    Showing inventiveness or originality; witty.

  5. clever(Adjective)

    Possessing magical abilities.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clever(adj)

    possessing quickness of intellect, skill, dexterity, talent, or adroitness; expert

  2. Clever(adj)

    showing skill or adroitness in the doer or former; as, a clever speech; a clever trick

  3. Clever(adj)

    having fitness, propriety, or suitableness

  4. Clever(adj)

    well-shaped; handsome

  5. Clever(adj)

    good-natured; obliging

Freebase

  1. Clever

    Clever is a city in Christian County, Missouri, United States. The population was 2,139 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Springfield, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area. Christian County was the fastest-growing county in Missouri in population between 2000 and 2010. As a result of that growth Clever has also seen a large increase in population in the last twenty years.

CrunchBase

  1. Clever

    Build educational applications that just work. School integration doesn’t have to be painful. Use Clever to get real-time student data.Clever believes that data should empower learning, not hold it back. With unique experiences in education and technology, the Clever team understands the data challenges that schools and developers face. Our mission is to make powerful educational software easy to build and easy to deploy.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'clever' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4393

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'clever' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1796

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'clever' in Adjectives Frequency: #507


Translations for clever

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

clever(adjective)

quick to learn and understand

a clever child.

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